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Shimano Calcutta D

Overall Customer Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars Shimano Calcutta D Reels 2.5 out of 5 (4 Reviews)
Manufacturer: Shimano
Series: Round Baitcasting Reels
Model: Calcutta D
Reel Type: Casting

Shimano Calcutta D specifications

Model Line Capacity Gear Ratio Ball Bearings Reel Weight (oz.) Max. Drag Type

CT201D

40/1350/1365/91

5.7:1

4+1

9.35

11

Left Hand Retrieve

CT301D

40/195, 50/190, 65/126

5.6:1

4+1

11.6

15

Left Hand Retrieve

CT401D

50/275, 65/170, 80/141

5.1:1

4+1

11.8

15

Left Hand Retrieve

CT200D

40/1350/1365/90

5.7:1

4+1

9.35

11

Right Hand Retrieve

CT300D

40/195, 50/190, 65/125

5.6:1

4+1

11.6

15

Right Hand Retrieve

CT400D

50/275, 65/170, 80/140

5.1:1

4+1

11.8

15

Right Hand Retrieve


* All Calcutta D Reels specifications from the official Shimano catalog. Shimano reserves the right to make changes without obligation.


 

Fishermen's opinions about Shimano Calcutta D

 
Shimano Calcutta D

very overpriced

2013-01-23T10:41:17

1/23/2013 10:41:17 AM 1 of 5 stars 1 out of 5 stars

Shimano is getting overpriced and cheaper quality. I don't even like this new design. And the star drag is dumb too. I like star drags on the inside of the handle. And you cant even grip the star drag that good because its not a regular size drag knob like the previous models. I guess shimanos reel designer isn't too smart. And what the heck was thje reel designer thinking when he put regular take down screws instead of thumb screws. Last time i checked, ALL baitcasters have THUMB screws.
WAKE UP SHIMANO.
Reviewed by: Jaylo (Winter Haven, Fl)

 
Shimano Calcutta D

This poor thing

2013-01-22T10:43:59

1/22/2013 10:43:59 AM 1 of 5 stars 1 out of 5 stars

Like many hard core outdoor enthusiasts I do my best to make sure I have the best equipment. This is why I have been a Calcutta man for decades. With big stripers beginning to group up and hit top water I couldn't wait to try out the new 400 D reels I purchased.
I am very disappointed to say the least. First, I agree that the brake system and access is not as high quality as the TE reels. Second, while the reels are lighter they are too compact. The use of gloves in the winter is going to be much more difficult with this reel than it is with the TE series. Third, the D series is much for a novice angler to use. Many of the people that hire my boat have limited experience and I have a much easier time with those individuals when using the TE series.
If the D series is to replace the TE reels I will no longer be a Shimano user.
Reviewed by: Shadman (Virginia)

 
Shimano Calcutta D

Jackson,Mississippi

2013-01-10T10:40:09

1/10/2013 10:40:09 AM 4 of 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars

I can only give 4 stars as I haven't used this yet in the field..but I am tired of reading these reviews on this reel when none of them mentioned how nice it is on the fly! I used my friends reel and I had to buy 1. It is extremely light..pairs perfect with the shimano rod. It looks great! Feels great! And this reel is smooth. Once u take time to set ..no need to adjust again. It's unique and yes..costs a little..but at least you won't have every angler with your rig! Also..here in Florida we saltwater and freshwater fish and this reel will rock both! Believe what you want!
Try for yourself.
Reviewed by: Jgov (Winter Haven, Fl)

 
Shimano Calcutta D

Performs well, Quality

2012-11-10T10:42:53

11/10/2012 10:42:53 AM 4 of 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars

This reel is smaller,and lighter then the other calcutta models. The size of the gear side of the reel is that of the usual calcutta reels,but the other side of the reel (the palm side) is one reel size smaller giving you more the compactness of a low profile reel with the strength,power, and longevity of a round reel . The plastic line guide,clutch bar,and drag star definitely don't look as nice as aluminum but they do seem to work just fine. I would imagine plastic was probably chosen to make the reel lighter not necessarily cheaper. The variable brake system really would be nicer if knurled thumb screws were used in place of the Phillips pan head screws for easier access . That being said, once I set 2 brakes"on"(instead of the factory setting of 3) the reel casts a 4.5 " swimbait with a 1/32 oz swimbait hook like a champ.I don't really think I'll need to make more brake changes in the field. In fact, on my first outing, I spent my first 1/2 Hr. " shooting" my swimbait into a 15 mph head wind with only one backlash (ok maybe 2) . The reel retrieve is silky smooth but not extremely fast. I think it is due to the shorter recovery rate and fairly long handle throw. This feature really appeals to me since this reel is going to be used for slop fishing. My only real complant is that the reel doesn't fit my extra large hands as well as I'd like. I have to be concious of where I rest my thumb,when I'm palming the reel, otherwise it interferes with the line guide. I've only fished this reel once and plan another review later. I would advise putting this reel on a rod and checking for hand fitment before purchasing. Otherwise, it's a fine reel.
Reviewed by: Showman (Central Florida)

 
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